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Detecting diabetic retinopathy

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What is diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated.

However, it usually takes several years for diabetic retinopathy to reach a stage where it could threaten your sight.

To minimise the risk of this happening, people with diabetes should:

  • ensure they control their blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • attend diabetic eye screening appointments – annual screening is offered to all people with diabetes aged 12 and over to pick up and treat any problems early on

How diabetes can affect the eyes

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye that converts light into electrical signals. The signals are sent to the brain and the brain turns them into the images you see.

The retina needs a constant supply of blood, which it receives through a network of tiny blood vessels. Over time, a persistently high blood sugar level can damage these blood vessels in three main stages:

  • tiny bulges develop in the blood vessels, which may bleed slightly but don’t usually affect your vision – this is known as background retinopathy
  • more severe and widespread changes affect the blood vessels, including more significant bleeding into the eye – this is known as pre-proliferative retinopathy
  • scar tissue and new blood vessels, which are weak and bleed easily, develop on the retina – this is known as proliferative retinopathy and it can result in some loss of vision

However, if a problem with your eyes is picked up early, lifestyle changes and/or treatment can stop it getting worse.

Detect diabetic retinopathy at Henry Smith and Hamylton

We can detect early signs of diabetes with our advanced Retinal Imaging tests- Retinal digital photography, Optomap in our Leicester city centre and OCT in our Peterborough practice. It’s important to have regular eye examinations (at least every 2 years or more often) because we don’t always experience symptoms when there are eye problems. Early detection helps to keep the eyes healthy and vision clear.

 

 

Source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetic-retinopathy/

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The Ladies Love the Men in Specs!

Male spectacle wearers are considered up to 75% more attractive to the opposite sex, according to new research.

The study reported that 100% of the models used were considered to be more attractive, more employable, more trustworthy and more intelligent when wearing spectacles.

Researchers presented participants with photographs of five people, both with and without glasses on and asked them to rate the people on a number of traits.

Women rated men on average 38% more attractive and 35% more intelligent when wearing spectacles.

Colin Firth wearing Tom Ford Eyewear (taken from a Single Man – directed by Tom Ford)
Tom Ford available at Henry Smith and Hamylton Opticians

TOM FORD DOCUMENTARY

 

Style Forum Special from Music Guy on Vimeo.

Interesting documentary about Tom Ford.

 

Tom Ford Eyewear is available from Henry Smith & Hamylton Eyewear Leicester.

CULTURE CHANEL IN BEIJING


CULTURE CHANEL IN BEIJING

Until December 13th at the National Art Museum of China

1 Wusi Dajie, East District
Beijing, China

www.culture-chanel.com

 

Henry Smith & Hamylton’s Peterborough Practice won Best Independent Chanel Retailer of the year.

Chanel is exclusive to Henry Smith & Hamylton Opticians in Peterborough.

 

Versace for H&M

 

H&M released it’s collaboration collection this week.

 

Versace available at all HSH opticians practices.

Katy Perry Gets Shot By Terry Richardson – Making Of Video

MYKITA HSH OPTICIANS LEICESTER

MYKITA EXCLUSIVE TO HSH LEICESTER!